The increasing costs of weapon systems have created a demand for more efficient program management. The Air Force organizational structure for acquiring and supporting weapon systems results in two commands sharing this responsibility. The Air Force Systems Command is responsible for research, development, procurement, and production. The Air Force Logistics Command is responsible for supply, maintenance, and other logistical support. Program management responsibility transfers from the Systems Command to the Logistics Command at some point in the acquisition cycle. This transition has, in the past, resulted in confusion, duplication, and fragmented responsibility. In an effort to provide for more efficient program management during program transition, the Program Management Responsibility Transfer concept was initiated in 1975. The F-4 program was the first program to transfer under this new concept. The purpose of this study is to provide a critical analysis of the new transfer process through a study of the F-4 transfer.